Everything You Need to Know About Air Filters

Air Quality

One of the most important parts of proper HVAC maintenance is replacing your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system running efficiently and is also an important part of improving and maintaining your indoor air quality. The EPA has noted that the air inside your home can be 2-5 times more polluted than the air in highly developed cities. We spend the majority of our times indoors, so your air filter is on the front line for boosting indoor air quality. So what else do we need to understand when it comes to air filters?

Filter Replacement

The most basic way to tell you out how often to swap your filter would be, whenever it’s dirty. Of course, we don’t want you to have to inspect your filter’s cleanliness every day, so a good rule of thumb is every 1-2 months for the highest results.

The frequency you have to swap out your filter is settled by a host of factors. If you have pets in your house or a lot of guests and occupants, you’ll need to swap out your filter more regularly. Follow your filter provider’s suggestion on how often to swap out your filter as the advice depends on a variety of factors in your home.

A filthy filter may also mean your system has to run harder, longer. This will cause your monthly bills to increase and it can negatively impact the life of your system. Built up grime and system neglect are two of the leading causes of system failure. This system damage is entirely avoidable with annual maintenance, including regularly replacing your air filters.

Regularly changing your air filter is a basic thing to do and also an easy thing to forget about. If it’s been a while since you’ve taken a look at the status of your filter, consider this post your reminder. We are always here to help you breathe healthier and easier. If you have any questions about boosting your indoor air quality give the team at Eco Fresh HVAC Inc. a call at 714-855-1717 or arrange an appointment with us online.

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